Tokoname Kyusu (Side-handle Tea Pot) with Maple Leaf Design by Seiho Tsuzuki, 300cc / 10.1oz.

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Tokoname Kyusu (Side-handle Tea Pot) with Maple Leaf Design by Seiho Tsuzuki. 300cc/10.1oz. H.3"(7.5cm) x W.5"(12.75cm). 192 grams. Ceramic mesh strainer.

Seiho Tsuzuki (1944 - ) is aTokoname-born potter and became head of his own kiln at a young age in 1964. He has won numerous awards for his work over the years, starting with a top prize in the National Youth Traditional Crafts Exhibition and going on to earn recognition at local and regional craft competitions. One of his tea pots was even presented to the Grand Shrine of Ise in Mie Prefecture, Japan's most revered Shinto Shrine. He is a full member of the Japan Crafts Association. 

Kyusu, or side-handled teapot, from Tokoname City in Aichi Prefecture are the industry standard when it comes to Japanese teapots. It would not be an exaggeration to say that there is probably one (on average) in most every household in Japan. The unglazed, iron-rich, red clay produces good flavor in green tea and retains heat well. Tokoname is known as one of the six ancient kilns in Japan. And although much of it's teaware output these days in made on molds; these forms have been perfected in terms of balance, pouring ability, and leaf-straining. Especially if you are new to Japanese green tea, a Tokoname pot will help you infuse a better cup of tea.

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